Blog

  • What Does It Mean to Be Patriotic?
    Posted: 05/13/2019

    When our country is in peril, Americans – and especially those from East and West Wichita and other parts of Kansas – are quick to rally to her aid. When we’ve been attacked, our men and women fight with uncommon valor. During times of crisis, our patriotic emotions are there for all to see. We …
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  • Top Three Myths About Preplanning
    Posted: 04/22/2019

    In life, we are almost always planning ahead for our future. Planning toward a personal goal or planning for the next phase of life. The Wichita families we serve here at Downing & Lahey are particularly goal-oriented. We set a plan so we can know where we’re headed. Planning relieves stress and answers many questions …
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  • How to Make a Cremation Service Meaningful
    Posted: 04/15/2019

    Years ago, there was one factor that kept many Wichita families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral. People believed that if they chose cremation, they could not have a funeral service that was meaningful and told the story of their loved one’s life. Of course, this is not true.  Funeral traditions are …
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  • Announcing Our New Blog!
    Posted: 03/28/2019

    Welcome to the new Downing & Lahey blog! If this is your first time stopping by, we hope you’ll spend some time getting to know us, including the many ways we can serve Wichita families. We’re so excited about the opportunity to interact with our friends and neighbors through this blog and on our vibrant …
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